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  1. Edited by MangoGirl
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    Renewal for Florida registered nurse licenses expiring April 30, 2016 is approaching. I'm in that group.

    First, here's a link to the Continuing Education (CE/CEU) requirements for renewal:

    Florida Board of Nursing » Page not found - Licensing, Renewals & Information

    If you need CEUs, and are looking for FREE online/self-study/home-study courses, this may help you. It is very important to use CE Broker because there are a lot of free courses available on the internet, but many of them are not board-approved. So you must find your free courses through CE Broker in order to eliminate that problem.

    A list of board-approved, free courses can be searched through CE Broker but it can be tricky to navigate. I put together a little set of Help Instructions for my future self as to how to search the thing and find free courses. Here it is - thought it might help someone else.

    How to search CE Broker for Free Courses

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    1. Start by going to the CE Broker website ( https://www.cebroker.com/ ) and log in.

    2. On top banner menu, click on "Course Search" and select "Search for Courses".

    3. The first screen is a search criteria for "Course Type". To find online and home study courses*, select "Self Study Continuing Education Courses" and click on "Begin Search".

    4. The second screen is "Search Options" where you can further filter your search:

    • If you need a specific subject area, select that from the drop-down menu in the left box. If you are looking for general courses, select "general" or leave the radio button on "All".
    • Leave "Delivery Method" radio button on "All" so that the results will include both Computer-Based Training (ie: online courses) and Home Study courses*.
    • Leave "Search by Course Name" and "Provider" blank.
    • Click on "Begin Search".

    5. The third screen is "Review Results". Here is where you can sort the results by price.

    • Under "Sort By" (on left-hand side), where it says "Random", change to "US $ Price" and wait for list to resort.
    • If you would like to see more than 20 results at a time, under "Display" (on right-hand side), where it says "20", change to "100" (or desired amount).

    Now you can easily browse board-approved, FREE courses!

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    * FYI, best as I can tell, here is the difference between "Computer-Based Training (ie: online courses)" and "Home Study" courses:

    For Computer-Based Training (ie: online courses), the reading material and any videos are online on the provider's website. You must read and/or watch on their website. The material is not available for download (unless you do your own copy/paste).

    For Home Study, the reading material is available for download in either (and sometimes both) a PDF file and a Word document. You download it, read and study it, and then go back to the provider's website to take the exam.

  2. Emmy, thanks for the reply. It's been a few weeks and I've seen exactly what you're talking about with the gap between the top and the bottom when you bend over or squat (bare skin). Some of the girls where I work do the same as you and it looks great! They even wear neon green or hot pink and it looks pretty cool. So I've come around on the long-sleeve t shirt and am not tucking mine in, either. So far, I've only worn my collection of white long-sleeve tees but I have a black one for winter and will get a few other colors.

  3. If it bothers you, try wearing a long camisole or tank top underneath to create a layered look. It will break up the top and bottom so the color difference isn't really noticable. :)

    I know this is an old thread, but I've got a new position and a specific color I must wear (caribbean blue). I am having the same problem with matching that specific color between different brands. I've got tops that lean towards tealish-blue and pants that are so dark they are dark teal or almost forest green. But I wondered about the suggestion above. Do people wear a layered top that hangs out of (below) their scrub top? I wouldn't have even considered that; it seems like a sloppy look. Whenever I wear a long-sleeved t-shirt, I tuck it into my scrub pants. Do people wear an undershirt or camisole hanging out?

  4. Or you could have it at 10:00, be fine at 12:00, but want it again at 1:35 and get it. ... So, in this case, if the client had Tylenol at 10:00 and 1:35, then the next earliest time s/he would be able to have it would be 3:45 (any time after 3:45)

    The duration between 1:35 and 3:45 is 2 hours and 10 minutes. What are the extra 10 minutes for? Do you have to wait an extra 10 minutes?

    (I guess with PRN meds, the 30 min before to 30 min after don't apply either, right, since it is not a scheduled med. ??)

  5. Template usage is inconsistent. Below are links to variations I have found. Also attached below is a PDF file that includes fishbone templates/grids for labs. You should pick one you like and use it consistently for your own use. If there is a standard at your place of employment, you should (obviously) conform.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_blood_count

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CBC_with_Hct.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_metabolic_panel (Grid is half-way down the page under "Reporting")

    https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/format-handwritten-lab-248493.html

    Lab grids templates.pdf

  6. Actually, the grid or template is called a fish bone (not a fish scale). That is because the BMP (basic metabolic panel) grid looks like a fish bone:

     

     

     

    Na+|Cl-|BUN

    ---|---|----

    K+ |CO2|Creat

     

     

    Notice how the template looks like a fish bone skeleton:

     

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  7. Hello Term 3 Students,

    I am currently in Term 2 going into Term 3 in the Summer. Would anyone please email me the syllabus for OB and Peds? Registration is tomorrow at 2:00 and we think it would be helpful in making our decision. My email address is mango252000-an at yahoo dot com. I would be most grateful. Thank you very much!

  8. Edited by tnbutterfly

    Hello Term 4 Nursing Students,

    Are there any Medical Terminology exams after Term 1? I am headed into Term 2. Are there any Medical Terminology tests in Terms 2, 3 or 4?

  9. I checked out the Littmann sellers mentioned both on this website and on 3M's site (http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Littmann/stethoscope/purchase/where-to-buy/ ). If engraving is not important to you, the very cheapest bottom line, to-the-door price for a new Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope is $151.75 on eBay from a seller named "sv-products". They have sold close to 6,000 items and have a 99.9% feedback rating. They offer them in most colors and shipping is free. And they sell it in the Buy-It-Now format so you don't have to play bidding and/or waiting games. That price beats all others when shipping is included. I received mine within five days and it arrived in a new, sealed box - absolutely perfect. If cost is the bottom line for you as it was for me, this was the cheapest I could find for a new model after a lot of research.

  10. I am finishing Term 1 and would like to get a start on some of the reading for Term 2 over the holidays. I have noticed that most of the courses do not start with Chapter 1 in the text. They start somewhere in the middle of the book and jump around. So I need the syllabus for Adult Health I, Psych and Leadership for Fall 2010. Would someone please email them to me? (Doesn't matter which instructor you had.) Please send me a private message and I will private message you back my email address.

    Thanks very much and Happy Thanksgiving! Good luck on final exams to you all!

  11. would anyone be willing to help me with registration advice? i am in term 1 and our registration for term 2 takes place this monday, so we have to make decisions quickly.

    one of my questions is about clinicals. if you have clinicals on thursday and friday do you spend friday night finishing your careplan? are they due on saturdays? or mondays, when you also have exams?

    if anyone is willing to email, call me or pm me, would also greatly appreciate advice on instructors.

    happy thanksgiving to you all!

  12. would anyone who is finishing term 2 be willing to help me with registration advice? i am in term 1 and our registration for term 2 takes place this monday, so we have to make decisions quickly.

    one of my questions is about clinicals. if you have clinicals on thursday and friday do you spend friday night finishing your careplan? are they due on saturdays? or mondays, when you also have exams?

    if anyone is willing to email, call me or pm me, would also greatly appreciate advice on instructors.

    happy thanksgiving to you all!

  13. not to keep coming up with questions. what are the scrub rules. I'm a tall guy and most "unisex" scrubs look like crap and don't fit. I was gonna order me some man scrubs unless you need some kind of "FSCJ official" embroidered scrub.

    Things could change, but we are required to wear white uniforms purchased from Meridys: http://www.meridys.com/, Pass code FSCJ7627. They are white tops with an FSCJ patch on the sleeve, white pants and white shoes. We are also required to have a FSCJ logo name pin from Meridys. We did not have to purchase the pants or shoes from Meridys - we could get them anywhere as long as they were all white and leather (no canvas or fabric and no colors). I did buy the pants at Meridys but purchased my shoes locally.

    Meridys sizes do not run true - definitely take your measurements and use Meridys size charts before ordering: http://www.meridys.com/images/stories/size_charts/4001_size_chart5.jpg

    We also had to purchase a FSCJ blue polo from Florida Specialty to wear with khaki pants during presentations and on the day prior to clinicals. (The day prior to clinicals, you go to the hospital to get your patient's information.) Florida Specialty is located at 4237 Salisbury Road, Suite 401, 904-367-0044.

    Again, next term FSCJ could change everything so you may want to wait before you buy.

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